Chapter 1: Mangrove Ecosystems of Malaysia: Status, Challenges and Management Strategies.- Chapter 2: Distribution and Rarity of Rhizophoraceae in Peninsular Malaysia.- Chapter 3: Distribution and Current Status of Mangrove Forests in Indonesia.- Chapter 4: Mangrove Forests in Thailand.- Chapter 5: Philippines' Mangrove Ecosystem: Status, Threats and Conservation.- Chapter 6: Distribution, Characteristics and Economic Importance of Mangrove Forests in Iran.- Chapter 7: Plant Diversity and Forest Structure of the Three Protected Areas (Wildlife Sanctuaries) of Bangladesh Sundarbans: Current Status and Management Strategies.- Chapter 8: Mangrove Fauna of Asia.- Chapter 9: Mangrove Forests of Timor-Leste: Ecology, Degradation, and Vulnerability to Climate Change.- Chapter 10: Vulnerability of Mangroves to Climate Change.- Chapter 11: Impacts of Climate Change on Asian Mangrove Forests.- Chapter 12: Quantification of Soil Organic Carbon Storage and Turnover in Two Mangrove Forests Using Dual Carbon Isotopic Measurements.- Chapter 13: The Relationship between Mangrove Deforestation and Economic Development in Thailand.- Chapter 14: Remote Sensing Technology: Recent Advancements for Mangrove Ecosystems.- Chapter 15: Management Strategies for Sustainable Exploitation of Aquatic Resources of the Sundarbans Mangrove, Bangladesh.- Chapter 16: Economic Sustainability for Halophyte Cash Farms in Urban Environments.- Chapter 17: Research and Development Activities towards Sustainable Management of Mangroves in Peninsular Malaysia.- Chapter 18: Climate Change Adaptation: Management Options for Mangrove Areas.- Chapter 19: Managing Mangrove Habitat Expansion in New Zealand.- Chapter 20: Mangroves are Wetlands, not Forests: Some Implications for their Management.
The book provides an up-to-date account of mangrove forests from Asia, together with restoration techniques, and the management requirements of these ecosystems to ensure their sustainability and conservation. All aspects of mangroves and their conservation are critically re-examined. The book is divided into three sections presenting the distribution and status of mangrove ecosystems in Asia, the challenges they are facing, their issues and opportunities, and the management strategies for their conservation.
Provides current critical account of the status of the mangroves of Asia
Provides an overview of mangrove restoration and management techniques
Mangroves are a hot topic and the rate of climate change necessitates new volumes regularly